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Those Infected With The Coronavirus Will Be Shipped To The Isolated Galang Desert

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indonesian authorities plan to place those infected with the coronavirus on the uninhabited island of Galang. The Jakarta Post newspaper with reference to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Hadi Tjahjanto, reports this. According to the commander-in-chief, Galang Island was chosen as the site for the hospital, as several buildings that were used in Read More…

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20,000 Migrants Have Now Died In The Mediterranean Sea

Reading Time: 2 minutes International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reiterates that improved and expanded safe, legal pathways for migrants and refugees are urgently needed. A tragic shipwreck off the coast of Libya last month and more than a dozen other recent fatalities elsewhere have pushed the death toll in the Mediterranean Sea to 20,014 since 2014, according to IOM’s Missing Read More…

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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Turns 50

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fifty years ago today, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [NPT] entered into force. As a critical part of the rules-based international order, the NPT continues to promote international peace and security by limiting the spread of the world’s most destructive weapons. The NPT was opened for signature on July 1, 1968, and Read More…

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Pakistan Supports Zarif’s Stance On Violence Against Indian Muslims

Reading Time: 2 minutes TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has supported Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s stance on the wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims. “Fully share the concerns expressed by my brother Javad Zarif on the safety and well-being of Indian Muslims facing naked violence from RSS mobs. India is in throes of Read More…

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Trump Administration Tries To Block China From Leading The UN Global IP Efforts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Secretary to vigorously oppose China’s leadership in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), given China’s persistent violations of intellectual property protections, including Read More…

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The Democratic Republic Of Congo’s Last Ebola Patient Discharged

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the patient has been allowed to leave, 46 people who had come in contact with her are still being monitored. GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, The last Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was discharged today from a treatment centre in the north-eastern town of Beni. With no more confirmed cases, Read More…

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Iranian Army Produces Unique Equipment To Intensify Coronavirus Fight

Reading Time: < 1 minute TEHRAN – Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy Army chief for coordination affairs, has announced that the Army designated three of its well-equipped hospitals for the treatment of coronavirus patients.  “The armed forces, including the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army, are at the forefront… in the battle against the coronavirus,” Said Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari In Read More…

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Pope Francis Forms Child Protection Task Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following up on a plan announced at last year’s Meeting for the Protection of Minors in the Church, Pope Francis has launched a task force to help Bishops’ Conferences prepare and update child protection guidelines. Pope Francis has established a task force “in order to assist the Episcopal Conferences in the preparation and updating of Read More…

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Trump Administration Agrees To Peace Deal With Taliban

Reading Time: < 1 minute After almost two decades of fighting, a signed declaration with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the United States’ and with the Taliban, paves the way for a meaningful peace process and an end to the bloody conflict in Afghanistan. Thanks to the efforts of coalition forces, Afghanistan is no longer a safe haven for international Read More…

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United States To Provide $30.4 Million To Support Democratic Elections In Ethiopia

Reading Time: < 1 minute USAID will strengthen the capacity of Ethiopian civil society organizations and political parties to respond to the needs of all Ethiopians more effectively. The United States and the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed a memorandum of understanding for a new $30.4 million program to support the upcoming national elections. United States Agency for Read More…

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COVID-19 Hurting Tourism, Is A Full-Scale Travel Ban Pending?

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19. On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 Read More…

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U.S. Provides Defender Patrol Boats To Djiboutian Navy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Defender patrol boats combine an unmatched ability to conduct high-speed maneuvers in a compact deployable package. Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military. They are used extensively by the Read More…

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$2Bn Nigerian Fertilizer Plant Is The Biggest In The World

Reading Time: 3 minutes With a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum, the plant has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertilizer industry history in the world. LAGOS, Nigeria, Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun the countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex located in the Dangote Free Zone. With a capacity Read More…

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Prime Minister Johnson Redefines Britain’s Place In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom will overhaul its approach to foreign policy through a new government-wide review set out by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has committed to holding the largest review of the UK’s foreign, defence, security and development policy since the end of the Cold War. The Integrated Review will cover all aspects of Read More…

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Coronavirus Outbreak In Italy Shuts Down Mass Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the Veneto and Lombardia regions, the number of people infected with the coronavirus has exceeded 50. Mass events are banned in 10 cities, and schools and shops are closed. The President of Lombardia Attilio Fontana, ANSA reports, announced this at a press conference. There are currently 12 cases of coronavirus in Veneto. One of Read More…

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Crisis In Childhood HIV Treatment In Western And Central Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Too few children are being diagnosed in the region with only 27% of infants exposed to HIV being tested for HIV infection within eight weeks of birth in 2018 In 2018, coverage of antiretroviral therapy among children living with HIV in western and central Africa was just 28%, far lower than the global average, which Read More…

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UK Spends £1.2 Billion For The World’s Most Powerful Weather And Climate Supercomputer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before. Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before, thanks to confirmation of £1.2 billion government funding to develop a state-of-the-art supercomputer, Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 Read More…

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U.S. Embassy Graduates English Language Program In Tanga And Unguja

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the graduation ceremony, Regional English Language Officer, George M. Chinnery commended the Access Program students for their dedication DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania awarded graduation certificates to the 47 students of the U.S. Embassy’s English ‘Access’ Microscholarship Program in Tanga (13 female and 12 male) and Unguja – Zanzibar Read More…

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Norway Supports Efforts To Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes Norway is supporting the urgent global response to the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, and is providing NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) for humanitarian efforts and NOK 36 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for vaccine development. Norway is also working hard to encourage other countries to step up Read More…

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Heavy Rain Increases Chance Of Major Flooding In The Uk

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Environment Agency is warning communities that persistent heavy rain could lead to an increased risk of flooding across South East England over the next few days. The forecast heavy rain could cause surface water flooding in local communities, and see a rise in river levels, and travel disruption as roads and rail lines may Read More…

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UNHCR Welcomes Ethiopia’s Ratification Of Kampala Convention

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Ethiopia’s ratification yesterday of the African Union (AU) Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa, known as the Kampala Convention. The Convention, a key regional legal instrument aimed at protecting, assisting and resolving the plight of IDPs, was unanimously passed by Ethiopia’s parliament. Read More…

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Prime Minister Concludes A Super Productive Visit To Senegal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful visit to Senegal. The visit focused on deepening the two countries’ already strong ties through trade and investment and advancing shared priorities like democracy and governance, gender equality, and fighting climate change. Both Canada and Senegal will benefit from a stronger relationship. Senegal’s young and growing population, Read More…

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60,000 Cameroonian Refugees Flee To Nigeria For Safety

Reading Time: 2 minutes This latest influx took place just before Cameroon’s general elections last weekend as people fled ongoing violence between security forces and armed groups. Almost 8,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria’s eastern and southern states of Taraba and Cross Rivers over the past fortnight, bringing the total Cameroonian refugee population in the country to nearly Read More…

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Trudeau Wraps Meeting With African Leaders Then Heads To Kuwait To Meet Troops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau called for cooperation among international partners and governments to create economic opportunity and prosperity that is broadly shared ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace Read More…

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Merkel’s Successor Refused To Put forward Her Candidacy For The Post Of German Chancellor

Reading Time: < 1 minute Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, President of the Christian Democratic Union, has refused to run for the German Chancellor. This was reported by German news agencies on Monday, February 10, concerning unnamed interlocutors in party circles familiar with the situation. According to them, Kramp-Karrenbauer intends to organize the election of a CDU candidate for the post of German Read More…

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UK Government Wants Long Term Storage Facility For Sperm And Embryos

Reading Time: 2 minutes The government is seeking views on reviewing the current 10-year storage limit for eggs, sperm and embryos, to give more people the opportunity to start a family. People could have their frozen eggs, sperm and embryos stored for longer, as the government today launches a call for views on whether the current law to store Read More…

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Decade Of Development vs Decade Of Troubles

Reading Time: 2 minutes His Excellency President David Granger on Sunday said Guyanese must make a choice between the Decade of Development his government has in store for the country of the and the decade of troubles brought upon the country by the previous administration during its tenure. Between 2000 and 2010, under the previous administration, some 1,431 homicides Read More…

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Financial Inclusion In West Africa Gets A Boost With New $10m Raise By Aella Fintech

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aella has made a visible impact on the lives of more than 300k borrowers across its Employer Backed and Direct to Consumer Verticals, who now have access to simple financial products LAGOS, Nigeria, Focused on improving financial inclusion for West Africa’s low-income segment, a Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella (AellaCredit.com) has raised a $10m debt financing Read More…

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UK Establishes Major Trade Investment Relationship With Japan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Foreign Secretary to shape new trade and investment relationship between Japan and the UK on first Asia-Pacific visit. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab travels to Tokyo on Saturday 8 February to meet Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to discuss how the UK and Japan can work more closely as partners on the world stage now that Read More…

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Norway Steps Up 2030 Climate Goal To At Least 50 % towards 55 %

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Paris Agreement, each country has to submit new or updated Nationally determined contributions or NDCs every 5 years. 2020 will be the first time countries submit new or updated emission goals, and the deadline is February 9. The Paris Agreement also clarifies that NDC will represent a progression, and reflect the country’s Read More…

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German Government Pledges €1 million To Algeria Refugees In Need Of Basic Food Necessities

Reading Time: 2 minutes The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a multi-year pledge for 2020 and 2021 from the Government of Germany of €1 million (US$1.1 million) each year for its assistance to refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria. ALGIERS, Algeria, The German Federal Foreign Office’s contribution will allow WFP to cover the basic food needs of the most Read More…

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Japan Invest $2.7 Million Into Harare Children’s Hospital

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan’s assistance to Harare Children’s Hospital dates back to 1998, when the hospital was constructed and equipped through grant aid provided by Japan and Canada HARARE, Zimbabwe, Japan will be assisting Harare Children’s Hospital with a comprehensive range of medical and hospital equipment to ensure a high standard of health service delivery for both children Read More…

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Iran Does Not Intend To Conduct Bilateral Negotiations With The United States

Reading Time: < 1 minute In addition, Tehran said that it does not consider the Swiss humanitarian aid supply channel a sign of goodwill on the part of Washington. DUBAI-Tehran will not hold bilateral talks with America, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “Iran does not and will not conduct any bilateral negotiations with the American side, and this Read More…

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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. conduct Airstrike Against Al-Shabaab Terrorist

Reading Time: < 1 minute In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia STUTTGART, Germany, In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, Feb. 2. Continuous pressure on Read More…

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143 In Africa On The Verge Of Losing Their Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3, 2020/APO Group/ —  As climate change intensifies, extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, bushfires and heatwaves are forcing millions from their homes each year. In 2018, disasters displaced 17.2 million people from their homes, 90 percent fled weather and climate-related hazards. There were 1,600 recorded disaster events over the course Read More…

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In London, An Unknown Person Attacked Passers-By With A Knife

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two people were stabbed in the Stretham area of London, the British Metropolitan police said on Twitter. The report says that law enforcement officers shot the attacker. “The circumstances are being investigated, the incident is recognized as related to terrorism,” the Agency said. According to a Sky News reporter, the attacker injured three people. This Read More…

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UK Space Agency Partners With Singapore To Explore Trip To Outspace

Reading Time: 2 minutes A large UK space sector delegation touches down in Singapore this week to explore new partnerships and seek valuable opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, supported by the UK Space Agency. More than 30 representatives from the UK space industry, universities and government will visit GeoWorks, ST Engineering, the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Read More…

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Australia Bands Chinese Nationals From Entering The Country

Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Security Committee of Cabinet met again today to consider new and urgent information regarding the novel coronavirus situation. Based on updated health advice from the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the increased risk posed by the spread of novel coronavirus, we have decided to introduce strict Read More…

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Coronavirus Public Information Campaign Launched Across The UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes A UK-wide public information campaign has been launched to advise the public on how to slow the spread of coronavirus and reduce the impact on NHS services. The government-funded campaign will include public health advice on how people can protect themselves from infection. Similar to the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ campaign used for Read More…

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Great Britain Has Exit The European Union

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three and a half years after the referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, Brexit nevertheless took place. This happened at 23:00 London time (02:00 Minsk time) on January 31, 2020. On this occasion, the flags of the United Kingdom were raised on Parliament Square in London, and a projection of hours that counted down the Read More…

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Emergency Flight Into Wuhan Province To Evacuate British Citizens

Reading Time: < 1 minute At 9:45am (local time), a civilian aircraft chartered by the Foreign Office carrying 83 British and 27 foreign nationals left Wuhan for the UK. The charter flight is estimated to land at RAF Brize Norton at 1:30pm (UK time). A small number of medics were on the aircraft to provide support to passengers. The flight Read More…

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Cubans And Namibians Commemorate The Birth Of The Apostle

Reading Time: 2 minutes The emotional act began with the notes of the National Anthems of Cuba and Namibia WINDHOEK, Namibia, The 167th Anniversary of the Birth of the Apostle and National Hero, José Martí, was commemorated in Namibia with the presence of the Cuban ambassador, Sidenio Acosta, the Venezuelan ambassador, Omar Barretoran, officials of both diplomatic headquarters, Cuban Read More…

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What’s Fuelling The Rapid Hotel Growth In West Africa?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Across Africa, hotel development remains important in most advanced economies Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters, as of September 2019, Accor, Hilton, Marriott International Read More…

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UK Government Gives New Powers To Police To Seize Unmanned Drones

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill, giving greater police powers to prevent misuse, has second reading. The government has acted to give police forces across the country new powers to tackle the misuse of unmanned aircraft, including drones, as the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill has its second reading in Parliament today (27 January Read More…

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UK Government Hits Homerun With After School Sports Programs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thousands of children will benefit from more sports activities after school and in the school holidays through a £1.6 million funding boost to help schools make better use of their facilities. As part of a national drive to encourage 60 minutes of physical activity per day across the week, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has Read More…

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The Year Of The Rat

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Lunar New Year marks a season of renewal, reflection and joy, as millions of Asians around the world welcome the Year of the Rat. The Lunar New Year is a major holiday in China, especially among Han, Tibetan and Mongolian people, similar to Lunar New Year celebrations in China’s neighbours, including Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia.  “As a new year of the Rat begins, we Read More…

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Nigeria: European Union (EU), UN Concerned By Increasing Attacks Against Aid Workers

Reading Time: 3 minutes The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria remains one of the largest crises across the globe EU, UN concerned by increasing attacks against aid workers Abuja, 24 January – The European Union and the United Nations expressed concerns, in a joint press conference on Friday 24 January, about the recent upsurge in attacks against aid workers and Read More…

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New Cooperation Agreement Among East, Horn Of Africa States Address Overseas Worker Exploitation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Representatives also agreed to form a Regional Ministerial Labour and Social Protection Forum, with a rotational chairmanship NAIROBI, Kenya, — The rescue last week of roughly 100 children and young Ugandan women here as they prepared to fly to United Arab Emirates to labour as domestic workers, reinforces the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Read More…

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UK Introduces Jacks Law – 2 Weeks Of Paid Bereavement Leave

Reading Time: < 1 minute Parents who suffer the devastating loss of a child will be entitled to 2 weeks’ statutory leave, Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced today as she laid new regulations in Parliament. The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations, which will be known as Jack’s Law in memory of Jack Herd whose mother Lucy campaigned tirelessly on Read More…

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US Revokes Visa Of Philippines ‘Drug War’ Police Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ronald Dela Rosa Led Forces that Killed Numerous Drug Suspects On Wednesday, Philippines Senator Ronald Dela Rosa confirmed that the US government had revoked his visa to the United States. The former police chief under President Rodrigo Duterte has been implicated in extrajudicial killings associated with the administration’s brutal “war on drugs.” It appears that the State Department was Read More…

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Congressional Delegation In Israel To Mark 75 Years Since The Liberation Of Auschwitz

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jerusalem – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan Congressional delegation arrived in Israel and conducted several meetings with top Israeli government officials Wednesday as part of the delegation’s visit to mark the observance of 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.  The delegation was warmly received today in several meetings with top Israeli government officials Read More…

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Bangladesh Lawmakers Openly Call For Extrajudicial Executions

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Bangladesh, people who question the government’s increasingly authoritarian rule fear they may be next in line to be killed or forcibly disappeared by security forces. When Human Rights Watch raises this with the Bangladeshi authorities, they are quick to dismiss the reports as lies made up by the political opposition. Yet extrajudicial killings have become so established in Bangladesh that Read More…

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UK Veterans To Have Access To Cheap Transporation For Life

Reading Time: < 1 minute Our military personnel are rightly valued throughout their service in HM armed forces. They make sacrifices and put themselves in danger to protect and serve our country. It is only right that we continue to show how much we value their efforts once they leave the armed forces too. Department for Transport Minister, The Rt Hon Grant Read More…

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African Lieutenant Appointed Miltary Commander To United Nations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lieutenant General Traoré has had a distinguished career since joining the Army of Burkina Faso in 1977 New York – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Daniel Sidiki Traoré of Burkina Faso as the Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic Read More…

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French Government Approves Voting By Internet For Citizens Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs approved a new Internet-voting platform for the consular elections of May 2020, as the proper security measures were in place and a positive opinion was handed down by the members of the electoral commission. This important milestone means that French citizens abroad will have the choice of voting Read More…

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Is China’s Coronavirus The New SARS?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2002/2003 China new about the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and covered it up. That criminal act by the Chinese government ultimately caused the life of 800 people. The Chinese government has confirmed six dead and another 300 infected with the Coronavirus, mainly from the Wuhan province. The deadly disease has made its way Read More…

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Virginia Pro-Gun Rally, Infiltrated By White Supremacists

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dreading a potential deadly repeat of the Charlottesville Rally, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is proclaiming a guns and weapons ban on the Capitol grounds in Richmond leading up to today’s pro-gun rally. “We have received credible intelligence from our law enforcement agencies that there are groups with malicious plans for the rally that is planned Read More…

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60 Year Anniversary Of US And Japan Peace Treaty

Reading Time: < 1 minute January 18, 2020, marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the United States-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. At the point when the Treaty was first signed, it contained provisions that allowed the United States to intervene in Japanese domestic issues that may pose a danger to the country. That provision was later Read More…

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Norwegian Terrorist Surrenders To Authorities To Save The Life Of Her Sick Child

Reading Time: < 1 minute A young child who is believed to be gravely sick, the kid’s mom and one sibling arrived in Norway the previous evening. Staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs went with the family on their journey to Norway, with help from the Norwegian police. The decision to provide assistance to enable the family’s return to Read More…

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2020, Marks The 75 Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Nazi Concentration Camps

Reading Time: < 1 minute On January 27, 2020, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will travel to Poland and then to Jerusalem to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, “Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism”.  In Poland, she will take part in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was Read More…

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Dar Es Salaam Strengthens Ties With China And Shuns Taiwan

Reading Time: < 1 minute DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania will continue to uphold the one-China policy, recognize Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and respect China’s principle of ‘one country, two systems’”, Director of Tanzania Information Services Department (Maelezo) and Chief Government Spokesperson Dr. Hassan Abbasi spoke to Xinhua News Agency on Thursday. “And we believe the Taiwan issue Read More…

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Djibouti Gets Investment Infusion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Djibouti City – A delegation of the World Bank Group Executive Directors (EDs) visited the African country to assess its current economic development for possible investment opportunities. The EDs are looking to make investments in areas surrounding youth and women enterprises. Discussions centered around challenges to sustainable growth in Djibouti and the need to implement Read More…

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USMCA Reps. Were Not Prepared For The Formidable Negotiating Skills Of Minister Freeland

Reading Time: < 1 minute (WASHINGTON) — In a vote of 89-10, the US Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American trade agreement (USMCA) that replaces NAFTA governing trade with Canada, Mexico and the United States. The impetus for a North American free-trade zone began with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who made the idea part of his 1980 presidential campaign. After Read More…

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson To Hold African Investment Summit In London

Reading Time: < 1 minute The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo is heading to London England along with several of his Cabinet Ministers and stakeholders to attend the UK-Arica Investment Summit. The UK is looking to increase its presence in the region and strike trade deals that are in line with the Uk and Ghana interest. The Read More…

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Queen Summons Royal Family For “Knives Out” Gathering At Family Estate

Reading Time: < 1 minute When you are a member of the British Royal Family, you are always in the spotlight. If you are Meghan Markle, the first bi-racial divorced independent princess, the spotlight shines the brightest. Becoming a member of the British Royal Family is one of prestige, luxury and status. It also means you forfeit your independence, way Read More…

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Canada And Sudan Elevate Diplomatic Relations To Ambassador Level

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over the past sixty years, Canada has maintained diplomatic relations with the Republic of Sudan but never at the Ambassador level until now.  Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and Rob Oliphant Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs made the formal announcement to elevate both countries’ diplomatic status. The significance of having Ambassadors in Read More…

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Britan’s Ambassador To Iran Arrested

Reading Time: < 1 minute Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire was briefly detained in the Iranian capital Saturday without cause. There is widespread speculation the detention was due to the UK government’s strong words directed at Iran for shooting down Ukrainian Flight 752. The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation Read More…

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“Death To Liars!” Iranians Demanding The Ayatollah’s Resignation For Killing Their Own Citizens

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tens of thousands of Iranians lined the streets of Tehran and cities throughout the country shouting “Death To Liars” demanding the resignation of Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. The admission of guilt by the Iranian government for accidentally shooting down Ukrainian Flight 752 has not only angered its citizens; it has temporarily shifted their hatred away Read More…

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Pope Francis Welcomes Ethiopian Clergies To Rome

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ethiopian College was welcomed to Rome by Pope Francis on the centenary of its establishment by Pople Benedict XV. “Welcome”. “At the tomb of the Apostle Peter”, he said, “the children of peoples geographically distant from Rome, but close to the Faith of the Apostles in professing Jesus Christ the Saviour, have found home Read More…

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Elected With A Strong Mandate

Reading Time: < 1 minute Taipei – The people have Taiwan has sent President Tsai Ing-wen back to the republic with a strong vote of confidence. Her strong stance against the Chinese government helped her defeat her two challengers in Saturday’s election. President Tsai’s main competitor Han Kuo-yu of the Peoples First Party has been a longtime supporter of the Read More…

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Orange Makes Huge Investment In The Middle East and Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new headquarters is located in Casablanca Finance City Tower (CFC) in the heart of Casablanca CASABLANCA, Morocco, – Orange (Orange.com) officially inaugurates the Orange Middle East and Africa operational head office in Morocco in the presence of Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange; Alioune Ndiaye, CEO Orange Middle East and Africa; the members Read More…

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USA Treasury Sanctions First Vice President Of South Sudan Taban Deng Gai

Reading Time: < 1 minute Deng was sanctioned for his involvement in the disappearance and reported deaths of two human rights activists in 2017 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai (Deng) for his role in serious human rights abuses. The United States designated Deng pursuant Read More…

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Hong Kong: Create Independent Investigation Of Police

Reading Time: 2 minutes No Accountability for Excessive Use of Force Against Protesters (New York) – Hong Kong authorities should urgently establish an independent, impartial investigation into alleged excessive use of force by the police against protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Chief Executive Carrie Lam. No police officers are known to have been disciplined or prosecuted for abuses Read More…

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UK Condemns Israel Housing Expansion Into Westbank

Reading Time: < 1 minute Commenting on Israel’s announcement of plans for new housing units across the West Bank, Dr Andrew Murrison, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said: The UK condemns the Israeli government’s advancement of yet more plans for over 1,900 housing units across the West Bank. It is the UK’s longstanding position that settlements are Read More…

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Unknown Disease In China Maybe “Purple Death”

Reading Time: < 1 minute BY STEVE COWAN FN News Chinese health authorities have not been able to identify the mysterious strain, while experts will not rule out the return of severe acute respiratory syndrome-atypical pneumonia. Cases of a previously unknown form of pneumonia were reported in China at the end of December 2019. According to the latest data of Read More…

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African Nations Becoming The Leaders Of E-Passports

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr. Anna Makakala, told the “Daily News” in an exclusive interview yesterday that Tanzanians, Read More…

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Why is Turkey Sending It’s Military Forces To Libya?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain condemns the decision of the Republic of Turkey to send military forces to the state of Libya, stressing that this decision is a rejected interference in the internal affairs of Libya and a violation of international legitimacy and relevant Security Council resolutions. It adds that Read More…

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The British Government Has A Plan To Fix Homelessness, Mental Health, And Domestic Abuse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Up to £165 million new funding to help families get their lives back on track announced. Families with deep-rooted problems will receive much-needed support to get their lives back on track with up to £165 million of new funding, Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP announced today (5 January 2020). The funding for the Troubled Families program will Read More…

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Scotland Does This For New Mothers And No Other Country Does It

Reading Time: 2 minutes 45,000 Baby Boxes delivered in 2019 Parents and new-borns across Scotland benefitting. More than 45,000 baby boxes have been delivered to expectant parents in 2019. The health board area which received the most Baby Boxes was Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with 11,258 babies being welcomed by a box, while 174 babies on the Western Isles Read More…

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Pizza Surprise: We Put A Pizza In The Oven And Got A Crispy Snake

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just past Christmas, a North Carolina family in the United States put a frozen pizza in the oven for the evening meal. Eventually, instead of the pleasant smell of McCains frozen pizza, there was another odor. Upon opening the oven they found there was a scorched snake inside. The North Carolina family was frightened. Mrs. Read More…